A large part of making my day easier for myself, is not having to search for things. Over the past 1,000 years (or 14) I have come up with a few things that make every day easier for me! #1 I am a very visual person, if I can't see it, it does't exist, so my desk is a mess. but there are a few highlights.
I have a small crate of files of things I need all the time. This includes "the plan" aka my pre-planned calendar for the year, grade sheets, Things to turn into the office, folders for tests to be turned into, keys for tests (because you always have someone absent on test days), and folders for my examples I do with the kids.
Next, near my computer. I have I blue "stand-up thing" where urgent things land, I have post-its, I have pics and small gift figures.
I also have a scanner that doesn't work, multiple cups, I'm only using two of those, and I have coasters, and more post-its, then the pens, markers, pencils, and markers that only I get to use.
I spent a lot of time looking for this stinking little white remote before I bought this tray! This tray holds the remote, tape and the stapler the kids can use (but I don't leave it where they can reach it because they tend to try to shoot staples at one another). The easy button was a gift, and the windex bottle is supposed to be where the magnetic clothes pins are ... but I took this picture in May.
Last but not least, I have my bathroom pass tracker ... and a place for my special pens, and the blue is where the bathroom pass is supposed to go ...
So obviously I didn't stage the pictures to be perfect, but I hope you got a couple of ideas to help your day easier.